Jul 24

New Stuff Added

I have added the job descriptions for the various Secretariat positions to the site. Speaking of Secretariat, I have updated the contact information for the Secretariat members. We have some new faces in Secretariat too, something that is included in the newsletter for July and August (also uploaded).

May 01

A Message From Pre Weekend Chair

Like the call for Spring we feel  – our hearts waiting to be filled with warmth, gladness, and a fresh start, God calls to us for the same –  to be closer to Him through praise, prayer, and service.


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Dec 04

Changes to Prayer Email Chain

As Secretariat, we have decided that the prayer email chain should and will be used for prayers alone.  This means there will be no more announcements to the community on this prayer list.  This will also mean you will no longer receive notifications that the newsletter has been uploaded or is available on this chain.

If you wish to receive these notifications you will either need to “like” our page on Facebook at this link or subscribe to the newsletter notification email list at this link.  You MUST confirm your subscription once the confirmation email is sent to you or else your subscription will not be valid.

Thank you for helping keep the prayer request chain about prayers only.

Nov 20

Upcoming Romania Mission Trip

Have you ever thought of serving God in a much bigger way? Have you ever thought of being the hands and feet of our Lord in a foreign country? Have you ever thought of serving orphans? Knowing the Living Water Via de Cristo community, the answer to at least 2 of those questions is a YES! With the blessing of the Living Water Via de Cristo Secretariat the summer of 2014 might be your chance to finally do something outside of your comfort zone where the Lord “wants” and “needs” us. Another Child Foundation, which was founded by Tim Oloffson who attended LWVdC weekend #21 in 2000, is providing that opportunity by hosting a SPECIAL Via de Cristo mission trip for VdC weekend participants and their children to Romania this July 17-27. This specially formed team will use the Via de Cristo method to both evangelize to at-risk children as well as tend to the needs of the trip participants. We all know how important the weekend was to each of us now we have a great chance to share what we learned with others.

Another Child Foundation is an ecumenical organization that has been reaching, teaching, and transforming the lives of at-risk children and families for 7 years. ACF has had a number of LWVdC people travel with them in the past and look forward to a great trip in 2014. Attached to this email are more details on the trip as well as some personal testimonies from people who have traveled with Another Child Foundation. Space will be limited to 15 people so if you have any questions or interest please let Another Child Foundation know by emailing them at director@anotherchild.org or calling the Mission’s office at (815) 303-1725.  Another Child Foundation also provides fundraising ideas and assistance to anyone in need of financial help. What a great opportunity for the Living Water community to step out of the boat and go serve those less fortunate people who crave the love and attention the VDC people have in their hearts.


Personal Testimonies

  • ACF does its best ministry because it partners with Romanian citizens and seeks to meet the children and parents in their greatest need.   -Jan Larson
  • ACF takes teams of people from all walks of life, guided by one mission. God works miracles through those teams, and their lives are never the same.   –Teri Schlindwein
  • All of its representatives walk the talk. They continue to develop and work to bring to pass their vision with excellence, passion, patience, and trust and reliance in God’s wisdom and provision. They communicate their belief that they can make things better, one child at a time.     –Karen Goy
  • Another Child Foundation does not just run mission trips, but they have “set up camp” in Romania through the Point of Hope, the transitional home and now the group home. Rather than brief encounters, they are an ongoing presence making a difference in children’s lives.    –Pastor Jeff Schlesinger
  • Keeping the focus on the children we are working with has always been #1 for ACF. No matter what is going on, that value in these children does not change.     –Keri Claggett
  • ACF loves children and families well! They set high expectations for their students at the Point of Hope Development Center and spread hope throughout the community. I was blessed to be a part of what ACF and Fundatia Buckner are doing to transform the lives of so many in Romania.   –Jessica Huettel



Reaching, Teaching, & Transforming!
Tim Oloffson- Executive Director
Cell # 815.303.1725


Sep 04

New Newsletter and Upcoming Events

I have added the September / October newsletter to the site at this link. From there, you can read it directly or print it out if you wish.

I have also added a flier for the upcoming Ultreya in October at this link.

Jul 02

Updates to site

I have made some changes to the site. Some you will notice, some you definitely wont.

I have added the July/August newsletter to the current newsletter page and also in the Newsletter Archive page. I have changed the Contact Us/Secretariat page to reflect the changes in Secretariat members.

I have also updated the software that makes this site work. You wont notice these changes but they do provide critical security patches to make the site more secure and safe to all who browse here.

Just thought you might like to know.


Jun 14

Changes to applications pages

I have created a pdf form of the team application that can be filled out, saved, and emailed directly to the rector/a WITHOUT having to print it at all. This is under the Applications menu under Digital Team Application. Send these to teamapps@livingwaterviadecristo.org. If you need help with this, email me at webmaster@livingwaterviadecristo.org.

Adam McMillin

Jun 04


Welcome to the new livingwaterviadecristo.org!   As you can see, construction of this site began back in May and was approved at last nights Secretariat meeting.  This homepage you are on right now will have any news about the site, and can be used for announcements as well.  Take the time to check out this site and come back often for updates on Ultreyas and other events in the community.  Any questions/comments send them to webmaster@livingwaterviadecristo.org.


Adam McMillin
LWVdC #36, Amos

May 03

Upcoming Events Page Added

I have added an upcoming events page to the new site layout.  You can access it from the menu under the banner at the top of the site.  This is a drop down menu, and will give you all upcoming events by just putting your mouse cursor over “Upcoming Events”.


May 03

Links Page Added

I have imported the Links page into this new layout.  It can be accessed by clicking on its link below the site banner at the top of this page.


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